Matt Looft Hits 200 IMCA Sport Mod Wins

Matt Looft Hits 200 IMCA Sport Mod Wins

When Matt Looft won his first feature during his rookie year in 2010, he never dreamed he would become the winningest IMCA sport mod driver of all-time. Now he hit win No. 200 this past weekend at Arlington Raceway in Minnesota.

“I never thought it was possible to win 200 features,” Looft, of Swea City, Iowa said. “They say hard work and determination pays off — I know now that it really does.”

Looft credited his team for his incredible feat. His crew consists of his wife, Brittney, and three friends who help at the track — Greg, Matt, and Roger.

“We have a strict maintenance schedule,” Looft said. “Characteristically, we do not have many DNFs because of that.

“Each night, we check the engine, chassis, and tires. If any part of the car makes contact with anything on the racetrack, we tear that corner apart. If parts are bent or damaged, we don’t repair them — we replace them with new parts.”

Looft earns a living by hauling fuel to farmers. He has a family consisting of three children — Brayden,7, Bryson, 4, and Brylee, 10 months. Despite all that, Looft still finds time to race. He competes up to five nights week.

  • Thursdays at Kossuth County Speedway in Algona, Iowa.
  • Fridays at Murray County Speedway in Slayton, Minnesota.
  • Saturdays at Arlington Raceway.

Plus, specials at:

  • Clay County Fair Speedway in Spencer, Iowa.
  • Jackson Motorplex in Minnesota.

Matt Looft said he does not pay much attention to his next milestone.

“We’re not looking ahead for hundreds of more wins,” said Looft. “The kids are getting older. They will want to play T-ball and other sports. There will be family activities to attend. Who knows — they may even want to race. We’ll figure it all out as we go.”

(For more on Matt Looft’s 2021 season, read “Matthew Looft: A Year to Remember”.)

Matt Looft (9) races Jaden Gannott (17) en route to win No. 199 at Murray County Speedway in Slayton, Minnesota.